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Grade Curves

ormachea

Grade Curves
« on: April 01, 2005, 11:26:44 AM »
Does anyone know the grade curves for any law schools? I'm mostly interested in NYU's, but I thought this would be a nice thread for people to take a look at before the fall.

I'll start:
UT has a B+ curve--better than most of the others I've seen.


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Re: Grade Curves
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2005, 11:50:06 AM »
UCLA has a strict B curve-3.0 median
UVa has a approx B+ curve-3.2 or 3.3 median

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Re: Grade Curves
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2005, 11:51:01 AM »
Unfortunately Baylor's sucks.  It's like a C.  Old school style.  Why am I going there again?

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Re: Grade Curves
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2005, 01:29:05 PM »
Apparently at Fordham there's no set policy, it is determined by individual profs.  Most award grades on a B curve, but there are some (though a minority) who still give grades on a C curve.

ZildjianKX

Re: Grade Curves
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2005, 01:33:46 PM »
I was told Santa Clara is a B-, but set to a 3.0.

ormachea

Re: Grade Curves
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2005, 03:07:30 PM »
NYU has a strict B curve for 1L classes

Re: Grade Curves
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2005, 03:42:43 PM »
I would love to know Seton Hall's curve.

Re: Grade Curves
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2005, 03:52:56 PM »
What is a curve and why is it important?

ormachea

Re: Grade Curves
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2005, 04:26:48 PM »
A lot of schools peg the grades to a fixed curve, at least for the 1L year.

One hypothetical school has a B curve where 70% get a B, 15% get a B+, 5% get an A-, and 2% get an A (with the rest being below a B). That means that you will almost certainly get a B. This matters because grades are all important. That's how you get your 1L summer job, and your 2L summer job which normally turns into your permanent offer.

A given hiring partner has no real clue that a 3.2 at X State is the equivalent of a 2.8 at Y University--so, a graduate from X State would have the advantage.

Re: Grade Curves
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2005, 04:57:06 PM »
Wow, thanx for the info. At UK you can make A+'s. Would this indicate a generous curve?